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Loving Callie

(Lucky Strike Lovers #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  27 reviews
A doctor walks into a bar...

Doctor Callie Scott kept it professional when handsome pub owner, Jake Evans, ended up in her ER. But when she sees him again at his newly opened pub, the Lucky Strike, sparks fly a second time, igniting a powerful chemistry between them.

This new relationship could be a love greater than she has ever dreamed of. However, her family does not su
Published May 21st 2020 by Julia Jarrett
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Becky Burrier
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-girl-friend
Julia Jerrett is a new author and I am so glad I PICKED UP Loving Callie. I am not going to lie the sexy dude on the front is what totally made me want to read it. This is a book I picked not based on the synopsis or author’s history but solely on the hot dude on the front. Debut Novels can sometimes be hit or miss but this was an absolute score. The world Julia is creating is filled with dynamic characters.
Dr. Callie Scott is downing in parental expectations with out receiving any true affecti
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
There is nothing better than reading a book where the main character is unashamedly willing to admit his feelings for a woman - It’s just the best feeling ever. Jake is just that kind of man. The sexy bartender/entrepreneur falls hard and fast for the gorgeous doctor Callie and works hard at getting and keeping his girl. He truly is a unicorn. Callie is not used to being loved unconditionally. Having been raised by egotistical, self centered parents has left her feeling inadequate and at their m ...more
Julia Jarrett is a new to me author, who I have had the pleasure of getting to know and adore! I promised my real and honest opinion on this novel, and please - hear me out throughout this review.

Debut novels are obviously important to authors. Julia Jarrett clearly has what it takes to build a great foundation for a novel. While I found this novel predictable, cheesy, and a little too much, I was instantly drawn in to the overall story of Callie and Jake, eager to cheer on their relationship a
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh-so Romantic

Congratulations to debut author Julia Jarrett!!! This book is everything that I love in a contemporary romance, from the hardworking and very single heroine to a sexy hero who has absolutely no qualms in expressing his feelings and going after the girl; once he realises he’s left it to fate one too many times! I also found that Ms. Jarrett’s book also stirred in me the age old question in asking, exactly what constitutes abuse?

It comes in all guises, and in this book, our gorgeous
Andrea (Hammock and Read)
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Callie is an ER doctor that gets blindsided by a beautiful man in her ER. Jake is starting his bar - Lucky Strike and can't stop thinking about the hot doctor- who to his luck walks into his bar for a date that goes wrong and they spend time all night chatting. After work Callie goes with coworkers back to Jake's bar and he will not let her leave this time without his number. They hit it off and chemistry is fire with these two. Callie has to work through her horrible and I mean horrible parents ...more
Jennifer Pierson
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely devoured Loving Callie, and while it had the insta markers, it didn't take away from this amazing story like other stories can. Doctor Callie Scott comes from a wealthy family, who doesn't take her saving lives as worthy, so she put herself through college & medical school. See, her parents want her to quit, and be some man's arm candy. Now, you would think that she would write them off (they're horrible) but deep down, she still wants their approval though they have never given it ...more
Wendy Livingstone
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am amazed that this is a debut author, and my word, she is certainly one to look out for in the future! This is the first in a series and is Callie and Jake’s story. Callie is a doctor and Jake is a pub owner, and they meet by chance in the ER department. These two are from totally different backgrounds as Callie had been brought up by controlling parents, while Jake is from a loving family, and the chemistry between these two is sizzling. Can Callie accept unconditional love from Jake, or wil ...more
Charlotte Isaac
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-books
Wow, this book was emotional to see what Callie goes through because of her parents. I couldn't put it down once started.

I loved Jake and Callie together, they had a fast paced romance. And you could tell they loved each other.

I loved how Jake stood by her no matter what and still loved her.

Julia Jarrett did amazing job on this book.
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely enjoyed this book beautifully written and a great story also loved the cover of the book too , I loved the character’s of gorgeous doctor Callie Scott and pub owner of Lucky strike Jake Evans a perfect match with great chemistry, only problem for Callie was her meddling parents and what they wanted and not what there Daughter wanted love and praise from her parents , I could of hit her mother of the head with my kindle lol 😂 can’t wait to read further books by Julia,
Gillian Goerzen
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ok, I'm NOT a romance consumer (I'm a personal development author and reader), but the author is a friend so of course I wanted to check it out. As much as she's a friend, this is a completely UNBIASED review (and that of a total "this is going to be cheezy and not my jam SKEPTIC). I couldn't put it down! Oh my goodness. Perhaps I need to enjoy this genre more often. The characters were compelling and the plot kept me turning pages. I am looking forward to book two! ...more
Christine F.
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Loving Callie”—Julia Jarrett [5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️] Since Julia Jarret’s debut novel “Loving Callie” will be releasing this coming week, I figured now would be a great time to share my review to tell you about this awesome book that you should definitely check out. This will be book one in the Lucky Strike Lovers series and after this book, I will be excited to read the future ones in this series. Jake Evans is the owner of the new Lucky Strikes Pub, the place he’s worked so hard to create to ful ...more
Christine Woinich
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an easy read. I enjoyed the journey these two took to their HEA. Callie had a serious issue to overcome, and I loved how her friends and Jake helped her to realize and overcome it. Jake was such a hunky sweetheart and quite willing to give Callie her space. There were some giggles with their friends and some tears as everything came together. This was a good story and I look forward to the next in the series.

I received a copy of this story through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and t
Caroline O'Sullivan
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
🍻🍺🍻 I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review 🍻🍺🍻

Loving Callie is book one out of a series of four in the Lucky Strike Lovers quartet. All of these books will be available at Amazon and also on Kindle Unlimited.

In this book we met Callie Scott who is a gorgeous ER Doctor and Jake Evan's who is a hot as sin bartender and boy they have an off the chart connection from the very first time they glanced at each other.

They met by chance in the ER department when Jake unfortuna
Jun 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This is the debut novel of Julia Jarrett, and it was well written, well thought out, and well executed. I loved Callie and Jake. They met at the ER where Callie works, and Jake was instantly smitten with her. I loved the fact that both of these characters were doing exactly what they wanted. However, Jake has a loving supportive family, and Callie has pretentious, snobby, and unsupportive people that created her. They are parents biologically, but not family. The struggles in the book aren't wit ...more
Amanda Scott
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How can someone so kind, gentle and giving come from such cold selfish parents..
Dr Calista Scott was working in ER. Nearing the end of a gruelling shift , she was grabbing a few minutes in the Dr's lounge when the nurse came in and said there was a "hunky piece of man meat needing some sutures ". And there was Jake. Having sliced down his arm on a piece of heating duct , while trying to finish his bar.
There was an instant attraction for both of them. But she could say anything after all he was
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If new authors who write fantastic flirty banter are your jam (or should I say brew), then you need to check out Julia Jarrett’s Loving Callie.

I am completely in love with the hero, Jake Evans, owner of the Lucky Strike pub who falls head over heels for Doctor Callie Scott. He openly expresses his feelings for Callie in a straight-forward and flirty way. Plus he plays ponies with his niece. Hello … swooning right there!

The author's quick pace writing style made this easy-read a pleasure.

Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very sweet story between Callie, an ER doctor, and Jake, a pub owner. Callie was a frustratingly likable character and I was alternating wanting to be best friends with her and smacking her on the head for her blind loyalty to her parents. Jake was a seriously sexy and swoons character and I loved that he wasn’t ashamed about his growing feelings towards Callie. This book was different from my usual reads, at times I found it a little predictable and cheesy but no less entertaining. I ...more
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
I just recently discovered Julia Jarrett and I’m so glad I did! This was a quick & steamy read for me, Callie & Jake’s chemistry was magnetic and instant but it wasn’t annoying insta love for me.

Jake runs a successful bar with his best friend but Callie’s parents are snobbish asshats. Callie has spent her life trying to please them but now she’s looking to please herself and Jake Evans is just what the doctor ordered. 😍
Eden Rayna
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great twist on the idea of looking for love in the wrong place.

Callie is a successful doctor and a kind person. All she’s missing in life is the love of her parents. Cold and detached, they are never satisfied with any of Callie’s accomplishments and only see her as a tool for political gains. So desperate for their love and affection, she goes to great lengths to please them, including sacrificing her love life.
Chris Wheary
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, sexy and satisfying romance!

This is my first read by this author, and I was not disappointed! Jake and Callie’s story will have you turning the pages well past your bedtime. If you like heroes who are devoted and sweet to their heroines, with sexy love scenes to boot, then this book is for you. I’m looking forward to reading more of Julia’s works.
Erin Knuth
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book felt like receiving a warm hug while drinking a cold beer. Happy sigh. Slipping into the Lucky Strike Pub world, with its charm and loving/lovable characters, was such a joy. I looked forward to my reading time each night while I read this, and am so excited to see that the series will continue with three more books! Bring on more contemporary steamy romance at the Lucky Strike!
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book! Loving Callie is everything you want in a romance novel. Callie was a bad*** heroine with a big heart. Major book boyfriend material in Jake. Oh Jake. Be still my thundering heart. Steamy scenes that lit my Kindle aflame. Drama and tension. Instant chemistry. And all the swoon. I was here for it all! And I can't wait to dive into book two! ...more
Karla Rose
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Friends, family, love

Callie and Jake’s story was a fun romantic read with a touch of family drama. a good helping of what family love really looks like, and some really good examples of healthy friendships.
Cynthia B
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An inviting love story

Grab a glass a wine and a cozy corner with a couple of quiet hours. Callie and Jake will warm your heart. Enjoy.
Nov 30, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, arc
Debut? Really? I loved this book. I could have read this all in one whole sitting but had to put it down as my two year old was sick. I love finding new to me authors or debut author like the lovely JJ.

Doctor Callie Scott, I loved her. I'm pretty sure this is the first book I have read with a female doctor. She is downing in parental expectations with out receiving any true affection or love from her parents. Wealthy and politically motivated they use their only child as a prop in their lives in
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